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  • Swoon over Full Strawberry Moon and other June sights in Arizona skies

    There is still a good month of decent dark and clear skies in Arizona before the monsoon weather pattern moves into our region.
  • America’s X-37B space plane launches into orbit off coast of Florida

    Many of us know that the U.S. Space Shuttle program ended back in 2011, but did you know that the U.S. Air Force is operating a mini shuttle-type spacecraft known as the X-37?
  • Could Swan C/2020 F8 be the next bright comet?

    This year is opening up a new window for some potentially bright comets here in Arizona. Comet Swan is slowly brightening and is actually visible in a pair of binoculars.
  • A look at the meaning behind the full moons in 2020

    The full moon in May is called the Flower Moon because flowers dot the landscape in most regions of the United States this time of year.
  • What you need to know about fast radio bursts

    One of the most amazing phenomenon in astronomy is the mysterious burst of energy known as fast radio burst.
  • May starts off with meteor shower from remnants of Halley’s Comet

    As the month of May opens up, get set for one of the best meteor showers of the entire year! Viewing of the Eta Aquariid shower - debris from Halley's Comet - peaks in just a few days.
  • The Lyrid meteor showers return to Arizona skies

    With the weather helping to warm us here in Arizona, Dr. Sky suggests to begin your Lyrid viewing party, with suggested distancing, as early as April 20.
  • Arcturus brightens our spring skies in Arizona

    With the season of spring well underway, there is a bright and magical star to view in our Arizona skies this April. The star is known as Arcturus.
  • With great sights, April skies offer peace, relaxation during difficult time

    April skies will be tranquil and offer up some great sights, providing peace and relaxation for you and your family in these difficult times.
  • Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) may become a great comet

    Comet ATLAS C/2019 Y4 is now crossing the orbit of Mars and has recently brightened by many magnitudes. It may become a great comet.